Idris Elba is a man of many talents both off-screen and on-screen. The British entertainer previewed an upcoming music video on Tuesday.
Elba captioned the Instagram post “Video coming soon B O A S T Y Wiley + Sean Paul +
He is featured in the Boasty video along with British rappers Wiley and
“Boasty” was released in January and loosely translates to being excessively proud or
The Luther star is mostly known for his acting chops, especially his stellar performance on the HBO hit series The Wire. Many fans are now beginning to learn that he began his career in the U.K. as a DJ.
Elba will star in Netflix’s upcoming series Turn Up Charlie, in which he plays a DJ trying to rebuild his music career while working as a nanny. He also co-created the show, which premieres on March 15.
Listen to “Boasty” below.
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